Barwin is signing with the Giants, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

This addition makes an awful lot of sense for a New York team in transition to a 3-4 base defense, considering Barwin played under Wade Phillips in Los Angeles last season and also spent time in 3-4 schemes during stints with the Eagles and Texans. Working on a streak of five consecutive seasons with at least 34 tackles and five sacks, the 31-year-old linebacker figures to enter the mix for a starting job opposite Olivier Vernon. Barwin should have a good chance to beat out Kareem Martin and Lorenzo Carter, though an every-down role is probably out of the question.

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